Contemplative Pedagogy in the Classroom

July 8, 2012 – July 13, 2012 all-day
Mir Centre for Peace
Mir Centre for Peace
Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5

How do we teach students to focus their minds, balance intellectual & emotional demands, engage with the subject material, encourage meaningful dialogue, embrace a contemplative practice in their studies, and deepen their understanding of the world? Explore the integration of contemplative practices into your classroom, campus or community service project at this year’s Summer Institute for Educators, hosted by Selkirk College.

  • Date: July 8th – 12th, 2013
  • Location: Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar, BC
  • Fee: $500
  • Facilitated by: Dr Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics, Amherst College and Executive Director, Centre for Contemplative Mind in Society

Morning presentations will introduce and explore a wide variety of contemplative methods and how they can be used to foster and develop skills associated with self-awareness, critical thinking, and creativity. Afternoon panel discussions and workshops will develop and examine common questions and concerns around the use of these practices as well as the difficulties and challenges that arise from the implementation of contemplative practices across all levels of a post-secondary institution.

To help them prepare for the event, everyone should register for the conference before June 15, 2013. For registration and for more information, visit the course webpage.